Autumn Activity 5 Book a half-day cooking course with Hampshire Food Hero and chef Andrew Mackenzie at Season Cookery School at Lainston House on October 20, cooking bavette steak with blue cheese sauce, Béarnaise sauce with triple- cooked chips and sirloin steak with green peppercorn sauce. Lunch and a glass of wine are included (£95 per person). Celebrating the region’s cafe culture, the Hampshire Coffee Festival takes place at Winchester Guildhall on October 12, with another drinks’ event shortly afterwards; Winchester Wine Festival (at the same venue), an ideal time to try something new or stock up on your favourites, from November 29-30. 6 Bean scene PHOTO: 4 Steak out City Mill Half-term and Hallowe’en fun runs from October 26 to November 3 at Winchester City Mill, which has free activities (normal admission charge only). Follow the bat- themed cryptogram trail into the nooks and crannies of this ancient mill, with prizes for participants. The Mill’s Jack o’Lantern workshops will guide youngsters as they carve super-spooky faces into their pumpkins (October 29 and 31). Snuggle up for scary storytelling on November 1 and tuck into tasty Hallowe’en-themed treats at a special baking demonstration on November 3. Apple Harvest Weekend also runs from October 26-27, when experts from Sparsholt College will identify apples and provide tips on growing, pruning and dealing with pests. 7 On parade The Lantern Parade returns this year on November 28, with around 200 coloured lanterns processing out of Winchester Cathedral and around the Cathedral Close. This highly visual event brings together talented youngsters (and some adults) and has become a firm fixture in Winchester’s pre-Christmas diary. 14 Resident